Harmonious Ecoacoustics

Wind chimes in tree

Beyond our comfortable, modernized sphere, the natural world is constantly under siege. Habitats disappear; technological developments surge forward; humans commodify nature for profit and consumption. At points, it seems that human and nature are locked in a hopeless, parasitic trade. Despite this fraught relationship, there exist moments of harmony between the human and natural realms. After all, human influence does not exist in a vacuum; human and nature will inevitably mesh, sometimes in unexpected ways. As such, the goal of this sub-exhibit is to show various moments of ecoacoustic harmony. These recordings highlight instances in which humans play a positive or benign role in the natural world. The following sounds may seem eclectic, but they show the ways in which human and nature can seamlessly blend together — creating brief moments of harmonious coexistence.